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Dwyer's Cafe

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323 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7011
+1 337-235-9364
06:00 - 14:00
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dwyer's is a great place to join friends, especially for breakfast. The coffee is great, and the service is friendly. There's plenty to choose from on the menu.

Thank KreyolQueen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This place is possibly just rundown. When I got there no one told me about the lunch special and I ended up ordering off the menu. The food was okay but I would have preferred to get a good plate of food with vegetables. The salad was sad (see pic attached). The service was average. It wasn't too busy but... More 

Thank NoelleKoeries
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dwyer's has been around for a long time know for the Great Breakfast and Lunch Meals. New on the menu is the Eggs Benedict. You can get it with ham,sausage of boudin. I have had it with boudin once and ham once and both were equally fantastic. It also the cheapest Benedict in town at $6.50.I also had a side... More 

Thank Richard B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Every other year we're in Lafayette and Dwyer's is ALWAYS on our list to revisit for lunch. Staff are friendly and the "Blue Plate Special" changes daily and offers a good variety of Louisiana fare. The senior special plate is as large as meals at most restaurants, but a true bargain at just under $6. Dwyer's is legendary in Lafayette... More 

Thank rjnjjwa
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We always get together as family here. It starts with the Community coffee. Then it goes to the great food. Boudin omelette was delicious and truly local. Love the casual atmosphere right downtown. I return every time I'm in town!

Thank Chuck K
Nacogdoches, Texas
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Shared a meal with family around 1030. They had breakfast, I had lunch. Lunch at that time was the "line' and not off the menu until 1100. As I walked to the lunch line, I just came from church wearing shoes with little traction. The floor was greasy and had to be cautious walking back and forth to our table.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

When you come into the restaurant you can pick your table and order from your waitress, or you can get in the plate lunch line and pick what you see. The cooks are awesome making daily eggplant casserole (definitely recommend- my fav), rice dressing, stewed meat of some sort with gravy, fried chicken or fish, lots of great veggie picks... More 

Thank zzcajun
Erath, Louisiana
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here with a group of retired friends. Been here multiple times over the years. This was the most disappointing visit I have had. Normally this is a 4 star spot but this time-- fallen PROS Food-good as usual. Not 5 star but you go for the history and atmosphere Safety- one of the safest spots in town-- counted... More 

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Cecilia, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The plate lunches rule the menu. True cajun food by real cajun cooks. Friday's plate lunch is my favorite since I love seafood. Always some kind of fish or shrimp on the menu

Thank RichieC3
Dallas, Texas
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Dwyer's Cafe is in the heart of old downtown Lafayette on Jefferson street. It's an old diner, a little worn around the edges, but friendly. I stopped in for a quick, simple breakfast of a cheese omelet and biscuit. Before I could finish my first text of the morning, my breakfast was on the table. The omelet was hot and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7011
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-9364

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?